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and the guy that's supplying the energy for the united states? >> host: where did you read they pay for leasing of the land and taxes? >> caller: that's just on the internet. >> host: zachary goldfarb, the oil companies and gas company to pay taxes and they do have to pay the federal government to lease these lands. >> guest: that's right. the reason the government thinks is there is its multiple. first, the government belief these are public lands in many cases and some some of the benefits of that oil and gas should spread the people in those committees and around the country and not just into the pockets of the company. secondly, there is enforcement, environmental regulations in terms of government oversight when you do natural resource billing and exploration in the united states to protect in private, natural habitats and so forth. that needs to be paid for as well. i think the funds and licensing fees go to that support. >> host: freelancer on twitter, how much debt did bush leave? i read 11.5 trillion spent in eight years and the gop act like they have nothing to do with the
barton, a republican of texas, is the chairman emeritus of the energy and commerce committee, he joins us on "the communicators" to talk about some of the telecommunications issues facing congress and the fcc. congressman, if we could start with a couple of breaking issues in the last week or so. number one, i want to get your thoughts on the comcast/time warner cable merger and whether or not congress will end up playing a role on that. >> guest: well, we really haven't had a chance to study it much at the committee level. i think we will have a hearing on it. i'm sure the chairmen will have a hearing. on the surface of it, i would think the congress would be generally receptive. we would want to look at any local issues where there was a market dominance, disproportionate share of concentration, but i think overall we would tend to be receptive. >> host: the other issue i wanted to ask you about, tom wheeler's comments regarding the net neutrality ruling. fcc chair wheeler said he would leave title ii on the table. >> guest: well, the fcc under president obama just doesn't get it. the c
carrying out algorithms. energy transportation, and our banking system and computers are every where how do we jump to dangerous? because of this man. he is the ted maker for understanding artificial super intelligence and i have two chapters of the final intervention. he uses the theory of economics. get that humans or machines has preferences of utility functions. to make a predictable when the economist proposed is this that we're not rational all the time you're impulse buyers. but we can probably anticipate that smart machines would be logical of that economic sense. to have a basic drive with self protection and efficiency and increase. self improving machines whether that goal is to play chess and to succeed they will need resources or whatever is most expedient. they will also seek to avoid failure like being turned off or unplug. they will protect themselves they will be efficient and squander resources. for creative ways to achieve their goals. since it is one witting route here is the rub. with the risk of a i behavior sue for intelligence is not imply benevolence super intellige
of energy production but it is important to understand with the shift of energy that represents not just for our economy before america's security as well. current projections became the world's largest producer of oil and gas 2013 of saudi arabia in russia. domestic production from crude oil rose for the first time since 1995 and further increases of domestic production over the coming years. natural gas production and continue to rise in 2012 of more than 20% over the last five years. but the progress is not limited to oil and gas. great strides have also been made with energy efficiency. wind and solar power have doubled since the president took office while consumption has fallen over this time in stronger fuel economy standards with cutting edge technologies have led to the latest vehicle fleet ever. but it directly to make united states more attractive for multinational firms industries like manufacturing. the president recently announced of the energy sector to reduce its dependence on foreign oil sources. the "state of the union" address the president announced his intention with
some energy, but to turn that into money might be seven to ten years' window. but what's important about phase one if you have major oil players from the u.s. and russia and europe and china engaged in the sector, in the eastern mediterranean alongside israel and cyprus which relates to then turkey and the e.u. and all of that, it might create for lebanon an investment in its stability and its long-term viability because of the importance of energy. similar to what, how the gulf sort of gets its stability and security. the gulf countries are, you know, strange tribes, but they survived because they have important resources. other parking lots of the world -- parts of the world sometimes have that as well. that's very important for lebanon's geostrategic environment. if the east and west agree that this must be a peace offul zone because there are important resources here, now actually moving forward on what's the economic value of this, the first thing is to figure out how to get it to market. the market is effectively europe. the original approach was or the plan was certainly to
and food security, global health, and improved access to low-cost clean energy. by fully funding the development assistance in global health, child survival accounts, we will keep up the momentum that has helped cut the rate of children dying from malaria in half and given millions of children the nutrition they need to survive. this is a critical moment in our fight we cannot afford to step back. that's why in this budget request, more than $1 billion is devoted to feed the future, president obama as global food security initiative. this past year, these investments helped improve nutrition for were than 12 million children in helped more than 7 million farmers transform there family's income and livelihood. this year's budget request build on these results with the new integrated approach to nutrition that will reduce child stunting, also known as hidden hunger, by 20% and change the lives of 2 million children in target partner countries, tackling one of the leading causes of child that the also undermined country and global growth. this budget maintains our nations tremendous
of reprocessing in order to, for example, provide domestic energy, nuclear energy plants. many countries in the world have nuclear energy. but only a handful actually process it themselves. most just decide to buy it already processed from abroad. we have agreements and we have arrangements with countries all over the planet that do that. only a handful actually retain the capacity to reprocess it or -- or -- or to enrich uranium or reprocess plutonium. when you see a country -- when you see a country announce that they are going to invest money, time and energy in developing a processing -- a reprocessing or an enrichment exaibilityd, that raises -- capability, that raises red flags and here's why. because while you only need a certain level of enrichment to be able to provide nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and a little bit of a higher level in order to be able to use it for medical isotopes, the exact same machines, the exact same facilities, the exact same scientists are the exact same runs that can also reprocess or enrich to an even higher level to use in a weapon. the story o
that all he is interested in is domestic energy for peaceful purposes. the problem is that's not what's happening. what's happening is that the united states, through the state department and this administration, i think de facto has already but if not are on the verge of agreeing to allow iran to keep in place its enrichment and reprocessing capabilities, and i'm going to explain to you why that's a problem. if that capability is still there, if they retain all the facilities necessary for enrichment and reprocessing, even if they agree to limit to to a certain level for now at any point in time in the future they can ratchet it back up and they can go on to develop a weapon. in fact, the design for a weapon is the easiest part unfortunately of all of this. the hardest part is reaching the technological capability to enrich uranium to a certain point so you can weaponize it. if you allow them to keep all the equipment, all the technology, all the scientists, all that infrastructure in place, then at any point in the future when they decide now it's time for a weapon, they can break o
ways instead of encouraging a shortsighted and flawed referendum. puerto rico faces economic energy and public safety challenges that have a direct impact on the quality of life of its residents. joint efforts to restore economic growth, modernize energy resources, and reinforce strategies for combating drug trafficking, could have a big impact. i am encouraged by proposed reforms and i wish the best to governor garcia padilla and the early days of his term in office. mr. president, i hope the senate will not attempt to impose a solution from washington, d.c. on puerto rican voters. a solution that would be contrary to the public opinion of inhabitants of the island. i'm glad to be joined today, and i will soon yield the floor, to my colleague from west virginia, who serves on the energy and natural resources committee, which exercises jurisdiction over matters relating to puerto rico. and i would now yield the floor to my colleague, senator manchin, and ask him to comment on a recent study by the g.a.o. on puerto rico's economy and the potential effects of statehood and i yield the
have peaceful nuclear energy programs. they're doing this without spinning centrifuges, without enriching uranium, without operating heavy water facilities, and without conducting military nuclear research. you know why iran insists on doing all of these things that the other peaceful countries don't do? it's because iran doesn't want a peaceful nuclear program. iran wants a military nuclear program. i said it here once. i will say it here again. if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, then what is it? well, it ain't a chicken. and it certainly not a dove. it is still a nuclear duck. [applause] unfortunatelily the leading powers of the world are talking about leading iran with the capability to enrich uranium. i hope they don't do that because that would be a grave error. it would leave iran as a threshold nuclear power. it would enable iran to rapidly develop nuclear weapons, at a time when the world's attention is focused elsewhere. and we see, as we speak, that that could happen. in one part of the world today, tomorrow in another part, may
ago where i felt, actually, all the energy was in the commercial sector and the dynamism and the independence, of course, was in the commercial sector. but rta does reach across the whole country. it does reach into the rural areas. it does reach outside of the city. it does reach those populations who are not reached by the commercial media. and i think all media is important, but rta is absolutely key to the future of a country. particularly if it can become more independent. what, as we were talking about this morning, is needed in afghanistan is a national dialogue, is a national public debate. and i think one of the foundation stones for the national dialogue to come is something like, is rta. this is a difficult argument to make, actually. i mean, we support public service broadcasting around the world, and the number of success stories, successful transition of state characters to independent, financially-independent public broadcasters is not a big one. the political price of surrendering control of your state broadcaster by any incumbent president is very, very h
of the interagency task forces that they were on. and so the secretary of energy asked me to do that project in the department of energy, and the department of energy was on, like, 133 task forces that either the secretary, the deputy secretary or an undersecretary had to participate in and had meetings at least once a month or once a week or whatever. so i sent around a questionnaire to all the assistant secretaries and said how many of these task forces do you think we could eliminate? and what do you think the answer was? [laughter] none. even though some of them never went to 'em, some of them never met. when they, when push came to shove, and this was in the reagan administration, they didn't want to give it up because at some point in tomb in some future -- in time in some future there might be an interagency task force that helped department of energy. i think if we checked with the federal agencies, they would all tell us they not only couldn't give back any spectrum, they probably needed more. but if we had a market an lust come in and do an outside independent audit, w
. the energy minister when asked about climate change said this -- you're not going to draw me on that. i haven't had time to get into the climate change debate. [laughter] he is the energy minister, mr. speaker. will he clarify? is a habit of climate change deniers in this government? >> this is a new approach to prime minister's questions. you come to the house of commons and praise the prime minister for his commitment to climate change. [shouting] i like the new style but i thought -- i think this is much more refreshing. this government has a solid track record of cutting carbon, negotiating internationally, to of investing in nuclear, the biggest renewable energy program that we've seen in our countries history. for the first time in a long, we are on track to meet up renewable target. perhaps he would like to get up again and congratulate me for this excellent record on the environment. [shouting] >> the whole country will have heard he cannot answer the question about whether, about whether you need to believe in man-made climate change to be part of his government. he's gone from think
resolutions, cooperates with the international atomic energy agency, respects human rights, and ceases to promote global terrorism. furthermore, the nuclear weapons-free iran act implements president obama's own policy. in his recent state of the union address he stated -- and i quote -- "be the first to call for more sanctions" -- close quote should iran fail to uphold the interim agreement. by passing this legislation we are ensuring that the united states has the ability to further penalize iran for its continued noncompliance. nevertheless, president obama has threatened to veto this legislation, further indicating his willingness to blindly concede to iranian rhetoric. now is not the time for this nation to exhibit weakness. now is our chance to demonstrate to iran and to the world that we are serious about nuclear nonproliferation in compliance with international laws and obligations. for these reasons i strongly support the nuclear weapons-free iran act as presented in this amendment and i urge my colleagues to act swiftly to pass this important measure. mr. president, i yield t
to go through europe but there are others, and one other to highlight is the question of energy and power. there are meetings of the forum is here where the regional political business leaders got together and what they got excited about is when they discovered some of the central asia republics have somewhere between two to 6 kilowatts in our dark producing 13 to 16 cents per kilowatt hour an and t the differential is an enormous trade and then there are others that increasingly are being discovered, but in that search for the regional corporation is what would help create the incentives for the peace and stability. let me see if i can add just the question of the peace process and i talked about this a little bit before the session. i would make four points if i could. one, it's important to start this as david said in his intervention to remember that we are fighting these televangelists continue to attack and attack and as david said not long combat since the terrible attacks on the afghan national security forces into the effort to kill and maim american forces and internat
if they could eliminate the interagency task forces they were on and the secretary of energy asked me do that. they were on 133 task forces that needed a secretary, deputy second or under secretary had to participate in and had meetings once a week or months or whatever. so i sent a questionnaire to them and said how many task forces do you think we could eliminate and what do you think the answer was? none. even though some of them never went to them. some never met. but when push came to shove, they didn't want to give it up because they said in some future, there might be a task force that helps. so i think if we checked with the federal agents, they would say they don't give back. but a market analyst doing an w outside
and they describe the epa policy is one step by 1,000 permits. in general we have too much subsidization of energy whether windmills or companies like solyndra we don't take advantage of free could or should of our natural resources. but the giant shining example of regulatory overkill in my mind is obamacare. it is fundamentally flawed based on the notion in part of the payment system loaded with disincentives to work to implant and very problematic. if you take the combination of the regulatory avalanching and the policy i ask myself is a wonder the economy has grown at all. even at 2 percent we should be impressed considering what the economy is up against. now that i have so blatant your tuesday morning. [laughter] it is encouraging that despite all that we have done this economy manages to eke out some growth it shows an amazing resilience that is in the american dna and in our nature for all the headwinds, that is why i think if we could get policy , economic growth would be amazing. we could be poised to have a terrific break out in growth and prosperity if we would get fundamentals right.
and prosperous. he talked about the freedom to extract oil and energy. do you know how much energy would be extracted right now if the government just allowed them to do so? right, the freedom to do that. and freedom was not just the exclusive domain of americans that was one of the deepest and noblest aspirations that conservatives need to be freedom fighters, they need to be keepers of the flame of liberty as you saw. second principle. are you getting these down? one out of 11, that is less than 10%. the second one is faith. consistent with ronald reagan u.s. constantly conservatives today that fox freedom, freedom. but what he understood and what conservatism is about is freedom needs faith. one is dependent on the other. face is like the moral letter to freedom. if you don't have -- if you have freedom without faith it can be a license and not virtue. it can be las vegas dot the city of god. freedom is elevated when you have the faith to infuse it. it provides a sanctifying grace to freedom that elevates the free well and allows us to aspire. ronald reagan works a lot with pope john
of spenders and involving energy speaking hypothetically with five provisions on energy. two of them would be enough to obtain your objective in part of this to generate the savings so that you're making a jump start to tax reform. now this kind of illustrative of my philosophy, between now and the election of my pharmacy. there are three major pieces of legislation that have a date stamp on them. this is the republican from new hampshire and they had this date stamp on them and then shortly we will run out of money on the highway trust fund. and you can't worry about so in each of those three areas, the centers and the transportation, my hope is to use those bills as a springboard to broader reform. if we can make this cost defensive policy with respect to its vendors, that is a jump start to tax reform. and i have to give some of the private sector money off the sideline and get it back to the transportation finance system. and that's a very important time and we have to be concerned about these other judgments that are going to be made my pledges to work with you on these kinds of issue
the energy pace for the -- energy base for the navy. how is that a going? and, again, how do you manage that? >> well, first, it's going very well. i said in answer to the first question that it's fuel and energy is a military vulnerability particularly the way we're doing it today. i'm very glad that america's producing more oil and gas. but even if we produce all that we can use, there are two pretty overriding factors. number one, oil and gas are global commodities. and the price is set globally. so you get some instability somewhere, you get somebody threatening to close a strait somewhere, you get anything, when the syrian crisis started, the price of oil went up $10 a barrel. syria's not a major producer, but it's a security premium that traders place on oil regardless of where it's coming from. every time the price of oil goes up a dollar a barrel, it costs the navy and marine corps $30 million in additional fuel costs. in '11 and '12, i was presented with, the navy was presented with an additional unbudgeted $2 billion in fuel costs. well, there are not many places to go get that sor
balance, the fortitude, and the energy to make it all happen. it is up to us. let's take the challenge and get it done. up and save america from the left. you are doing it. i think back in those years going into roughly 2010. i watched what happened when nancy pelosi became the speaker of the house, and i am sitting there doing all i can punching away. trying to hold our constitution together and our free enterprise together and our way of life together. we forget that they roll captain trade of the top of us before they brought obamacare. it just did not get through the senate because of what used to be known as the filibuster and the supermajority required. they rolled captain trade over the top of us. we have barack obama deciding that he has the constitutional authority and make up laws on his own. today minions in the executive branch to do whenever they decide to do to impose this lester -- leftist agenda. i have long spoken about these constitutional violations, but here's the one that is the starkest and clearest. after barack obama had taken a beating from the religious commun
of the american mainstream. you know, ailes said that obama hates capitalism and th into thn energy. they have hammered the solyndra bankruptcy but it's emblematic they want to get control of the economy. i think the health care debate and that the was something that was accepted in the popular culture and wasn't just relegated but the idea that whether they had the was a legitimate point of the health care debate is because fox was pushing aggressively. what's interesting is the candidacy and the election changed the mission of fox news great i interviewed someone very close to ailes who told me prior to the candidacy, ailes saw himself competing with cnn, msnbc, "new york times." fox was the counterbalance in the american media. but with obama's rise he saw something different and fall the america that he knew as a child and as an adult changing and he saw the mission really pick in front of the white house and it became a personal mission where he was standing up to the president and that is where i opened the book with an exchange that took place at the white house in 2011 at the holiday p
.s. with the department of energy contract three times in the 1960's. well i could not get any information declassified what otto ambros was doing and his program but neither could president ronald reagan. i thought otto ambros had to come to the united states as a convicted nazi war criminal so i freedom of information act request about his travel who he came here and who he was sponsored by and that was lost or classified. it probably is not. but i bet some curious journalists in the future will. [applause] [inaudible conversations] . . both programs re-air on booktv this sunday starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern and are available to watch any time on line it booktv.org. >> what we are told both the students and as a nation in terms of popular imagination is that there's all kinds of sit-ins and marches and demonstrations that occurred but they are really done by these famous iconic people. basically as rosa parks who just was so tired as she refused to get up from the bus in montgomery alabama and sparked the bus boycott and basically a young preacher who the president referred to during the election as
of it consisted of paintings of pretty women doing things that didn't require much energy like at my hearing aid of were standing in a garden. they never sweat. they didn't quite seem real and along comes rockwell with his humorous tableaux about everyday life about boys playing pokey from school and running away trying not to get caught. there had been nothing quite as humorous and as a down-to-earth because magazine covers if you think about it now and then were always sort of about the life he wanted to have. they are supposed to be glamorous and aberrational. it's like you will look like this, your skin will become clear in your hair will look better. in nearly 20th century magazines also appealed to america's aspirations. but with rock while he wasn't thinking the life he wanted to have such a life people already had. people usually were not gorgeous and through, they were never gorgeous. they were ordinary looking into such such a see them on the covf magazines was in itself a surprise. so he was an illustrator, he distinguished himself during the second world war when he painted the freed
to 1982. in international trade and energy policy. finish so we have a very esteemed panel to discuss what is happening with current u.s. trade negotiations. and i welcome, first, to the podium ambassador shapiro. [applause] >> i'll just have to get over that. as strategy u.s.es, as practitioners -- strategists, as practitioners, i think all of you are very familiar with the headline economic numbers, but there was some very quick review because they do provide an important context for what the administration is working to accomplish through its trade policy. of we've now seen g, the p growth for 11 -- gdp growth for 11 straight quarters. unemployment is at its lowest in five years. the private sector has added jobs every single month for nearly four years, eight and a half million in total. 600,000 of these jobs were in the manufacturing sector which is the first such increase from the 1990s. and consumer spending and real buzz investment are up significantly. -- business investment are up significantly. while we still aren't quite where we want to be, these achievements aren't taking pla
and with your ticket to mr. votes to pass the new s.t.a.r.t. treaty. energy department funding for nuclear weapons activities over the past three years is about $2 billion short and virtually every nuclear weapon life extension program is the hind schedule. the follow-on nuclear ballistic missile submarine, replacement of air launched cruise missile are both two years behind schedule, and a decision on a follow one icbm has not been made. this needs to be addressed. i also want to know your thoughts on missile defense agency plans to enhance the u.s. homeland missile defense system by improving sensor capability and developing the new kill vehicle for the ground-based interceptor. these efforts i think are essential to defending this country. general alexander, the cyber command has made strides in normalizing cyber planning and capabilities in building the cyber force of no 6000 cyber wars. i'm concerned insufficient progress has been made toward developing a strategy to deal with the growing number of complexity threats that we're facing today that we have never faced before. the status
in washington. the reason for that is something i didn't think there's a go when i felt actually all the energy was in the commercial sector and the independence of coors was at the commercial sector. but it does reach across the whole country. it does reach into the areas and it does reach outside of the cities. it does reach of those populations that are not reached vieither commercial media. and i think that all of the media is important, but the rta is the key to the future of the country particularly if it can become more independent. but we were talking about this morning was needed in afghanistan is the national dialogue and i think one of the foundations for the national dialogue to come is rta. this is a difficult argument to make actually. we support the public service broadcasting around the world and the number of success stories and the transition of the board is dependent and financially sustainable is not a great one. but the potential of the real success is quite a difficult. the political price of surrendering control of the state broadcaster by any incumbent president is very,
to extract oil and energy. i mean, do you know how much energy would be extracted in america right now by intrup nears -- entrepreneurs if the government just allowed them to do so? right? the freedom to do that. and freedom was, said reagan, not just the exclusive domain of americans, it is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. conservatives need to be freedom fighters, they need to be the keepers of the flame of liberty. as he saw it. all right. second principle -- you getting these down, right? first one? if you get only the first one, one out of 11, that's less than 10 %, so that's an f. second one, faith. so consistent with reagan you have constantly conservatives today talk freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom. but what reagan understood and what conservativism is really about is freedom needs faith. one is feint on the other. -- dependent on the other. faith is the moral rudder to freedom. if you don't have -- if you have freedom, freedom without faith can be just license. it can be vice. and not virtue. it can be las vegas ask not the city of god. and fr
the money and time and energy to pursue these rules. i read today, i think there are nearly 100,000 comments on this rule. the xl pipeline, which is pretty controversial, then maybe 7,000. years of rule and is one of the controversial and has to be taking some time and energy and money, but you continue to pursue that or whoever started it continues to pursue it. yet there is not enough money to answer the phone. and i know that we year from time to time the argument, if you just give the irs more money that will collect more revenue. the argument is that if you give the ira's $1 you will get back for five in revenue. and if you don't give the irs money the revenues will go down the deficit will go on. it makes intuitive sense to say if you give the irs more money they can collect more revenue. it sounds like it makes sense, but there is no empirical evidence. fact, at times just the opposite is true. 2001, 2009 the appropriations was increased and the revenue collections went down. obviously there are other factors than just how much money era scott. the up to look at inflation, population,
on the u.s. department of energy contract. he came here three times in the 1960s. while i couldn't get any information about what he was doing and what his program was on. and by the way as i write in the book, neither could president ronald reagan. but i thought to myself, he came to the united states as a convicted not a war criminal and the freedom of information act tried to write out about his travels and how you came here in who he is being sponsored by. and that information was also classified areas it's probably not lost or classified. i couldn't find it out, but i that am curious journalist and you're well. [applause] [applause] >> thank you all. if you have a book, please call us and we will get it signed. single file line. >> you are watching booktv. nonfiction authors and books every weekend c-span2. >> next month with tv, peter singer talks about internet security and cyberwarfare. this is about one hour. [applause] >> thank you. i want to thank the panel for helping to host this. and also for organizing it in the very kind introduction. so i am old enough that i remember th
for 2015 and it would fund defense, pre-k, job trading and the like, manufacture and energy and bread and butter issues. that is their idea. no one thinks it is going to happen before the elections. it is possible there could be agreement after the election. but you know, against all odds, ryan and murray did find a compromise before. so it isn't guaranteed not to happen. >> host: the president's budget is one thing, murray and the ryan deal is another and you have the of the approperators >> guest: right they are hard at work and people are not paying much attention to that. going forward, that work is going to continue. the president and whitehouse will try to strike the balance because congress has the ability to shift or shape what the lower level accounts look like. but this is a battle on what happens after the year. >> host: and then what? >> guest: if the republicans win in the senate and increase in the house, it is hard to see obama achieving much in the final two years. maybe republicans will do a deal on corporate taxes, but it is hard to imagine. if democrats keep their s
and so, as that is what we are going to urge you to do and with all of our energies we are going to keep on this case. we simply cannot spend years negotiating treaties, the treaty partner pokes holes in them. allow the courts in switzerland to interpret their value away or minimize their value, to watch people we go after the provided the kind of immunity we have provided to them without insisting that we get the names from the banks we are providing amnesty to. all about the names, not about the hints. it is not about the treasure hunt. it is the treasure hunt. the treasure is the money that belongs to the u.s. government. i use the word treasure hunt in two ways. one way, it is what we can't do, be diverted to a hunt with clues. in some sense it is a treasure hunt and if we win the treasure that is owed to uncle sam we are going to need a very aggressive department of justice and irs. we thank you both, thank you for your service, your work for our government. we urge you on with greater strength and we would ask you to keep informed of the ways the we requested. >> thank you
stricter environmental laws. if you look at europe they have much higher taxes on gasoline and energy use and the idea that america would go down these other forms of policy choices ailes sees america as a different country and fox is a network that is speaking to those americans who feel that america should not be open to other ways of governing itself. so race is one part of it and the idea that obama is a black president was addressing whatever past injustice to place has done away with this idea that we should have affirmative action, civil rights but it's not limited to race. i think race is one wedge issue that he uses. >> host: again he may regard him as a socialist but you don't really know his views on race particularly with obama are do you? >> guest: i'm addressing this notion that he said obama's presidency means we don't have to have the civil rights movement anymore. roger ailes has lacked friends and this is not an issue of lack versus white or african-american specifically but the view that the politics around race the idea that as a country we should have political sensit
our christian faith, or identifies with any faith, and the ukraine is a source of no energy or crucial materials, indeed the country is a source of instability and corruption. so why should americans and hoosiers care about what's happening to a country 5,000 miles away? well, let me suggest some reasons and then perhaps some suggestions as to what would be the best way for us to help influence this crisis situation in way that's positive for our country and, frankly, for western democracy and, frankly, for the world. the first and most obvious reason we should take this seriously is the central lesson of history. conflicts, even catastrophes, sometimes grow from small beginnings. most know that the assassination of an imperial relative in a balkan town in 1914 led to the death by violence of 37 million people, world war i. we also know that the cataclysm of world war ii began with the stealth invasion of aws tra and czechoslovakia in 1938 and despite warnings and to what this might lead to, we saw the tragic loss of tens of millions of people in world war ii. this sort of is eerily re
in the decade the sgr was actually allowed to go into force, but it takes energy from health care, doctors, and others who come to washington to do everything they can to see their compensation is no lower than it was the year before. this can't be a good way to pursue this for lots of reasons. the cbo has -- congressional budget office, has come up with a lower number to permanently fix this than we with have ever seen before, and we should take advantage of the lower number and permanently fix it however we need to. it was always in my view a phony pay-for and surely, there were people who were smarter than me who could have figured out when the bill was on the floor that we were not going to be cutting compensation every year so what would we do? just use this as an excuse to have health care providers come back and say okay if you don't want the cut what else can you give us? that can't be the best way to move forward. it's time to stop kicking that can down the road and do as much as we k. i think chairman wyden w
approach that takes the concerns and anxieties of these people into account would promote clean energy even as it acknowledges the real-world biflts of traditional sources of energy. my point is this: the administration has broken faith with the middle class and it's stirred up strong emotions; especially among those of us who want to see a better life for those struggling to make it in our states. almost everyone feels let down. a lot of folks are really angry, and it is a real tragedy, not only because of the missed opportunities and the human cost of these policies but also because the president ran for office and promised a very, very different approach. it's tragic because the very folks he's talked about helping are the ones who seem to suffer the most under his presidency. and its tragic because it appears he answered the question i posed in january that he's prepared to double down on the left and throw in the towel on the middle class. how else can you explain the obsession with all of these peripheral, ideological issues at a time when americans are demanding good, stable, high-pa
parts. number one, good jobs that pay good wages and manufacture in energy and innovation and infrastructure. number two, train folks with a skills they need to get those jobs, something that your sender, al franken, is doing great work on every single day. he cares a lot about that job training issue. [applause] number three, guaranteeing every child has access to a world-class education. [applause] and, number four, making sure that hard work is rewarded with wages you can live on, and savings you can retire on, and health care you can count on. that's what we're fighting for. [applause] minnesota is helping to lead the way on these issues. your state legislature is poised to raise your minimum wage this year. in my state of union address, i call for a new women's economic agenda. it's actually a family economic agenda. equal pay for equal work, paid sick leave and more. and there are leaders in your state legislature that are working hard at this, because they know when women succeed, america succeeds. so on all these issues, we reaching out to members of congress, look
.s. diplomatic energies notwithstanding, we're not happy with the path that the situation in syria's taking, not by a long shot. united states is the largest provider of humanitarian aid to syrian refugees outside the country, including in lebanon. the aid that we give is through the u.n. and then distributed through worthy ngos. we're the largest provider of humanitarian aid, we are deeply engaged in negotiations around the eventual destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile in syria, we're engaged in geneva to try and find a path forward, but while we are deeply engaged, we're not happy with the process and the progress. and so that continues to pose challenges that could be of longstanding nature for lebanon. we, weeks ago i called for a resolution after meeting with santorums of civil war in syria who exited through lebanon to try to provide more aggressive insertion of humanitarian aid in syria. not just outside the country, but the focus op aid inside sir -- on aid inside syria. the u.n. last week adopted a resolution finally overcoming russia's propensity to veto even humanitarian
and reinforced iran's position that that is not negotiable, their ability to produce atomic energy, the plea to enium reactor at iraq. this is deeply, deeply troubling and it is one of the reasons that we need to send a clear message now here. they came to the table because of sanctions. the sanctions were having a deteriorating effect on their economy. yet recently we have seen that my fear is that the sanctions regime is unraveling and they're actually using this negotiation with the administration to further unravel those sanctions, to get what they want without an insurance policy that we will get what we want. and that's what this sanction legislation does. and wufnght issues that has come up is in february a french trade delegation representing 116 french companies traveled to tehran. recently i met with one of the arab nation's foreign ministers and he told me that the hotel rooms in tehran are filled with businessmen and women looking to line up, to do business with tehran. this is a real issue that the sanctions regime is starting to unravel and the legislation that we have -- that'
will focus on transportation, energy, rural telecommunications and tourism. tourism is montana's second largest sector. it not only contributes to our state's economy but also helps preserve the outdoor heritage that makes montana such a slice of heaven. i will bring montana courage to the united states senate where i will fight on behalf of the people of montana to protect social security and medicare and in my new role on the aging committee, and i'm also prepared to help fix some of washington's problems while serving on the rules committee. i know i only just joined this distinguished body. but i also know there is real work to be done to get our country on the right track again. beginning on day one, i rolled up my sleeves and started working. my purpose here is to have the courage to do what's right for the people of montana, our veterans and the united states of america. thank you for this amazing opportunity, and may god bless the united states of america. thank you. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call quorum: quoru
to what america used to be. they wanted the strength, the energy, the excitement that most of us had to be americans. so in idaho they decided this tea party patriots are so racist, they decided that they wanted a puerto rican bor mormoo be their congressman. [applause] and they worked so hard for me but in my primary i was outspent 5-1. they couldn't raise the money that they could raise the forces to these the establishment. and i won the race by nine points. [applause] when the preferred candidate of the establishment lost, they decided that they were okay. the establishment decided that they didn't want me to be here in washington so they were not going to help me in my race and they decided to move on to other races. the tea party and many of you in idaho decided that they wanted me to win. so i got outspent 6-1 in my general election and guess what i won that race by ten points. [applause] you can and have made a difference in the united states. and it's important that you get together and do make a difference again in 2014. because we need to take the country back and we need
have access to peaceful civilian energy but that doesn't require the industrial uranium rich program foray porter reactor or centrifuge and it certainly doesn't require nuclear facilities that deep in the mountains. [applause] >> the biggest item is the president is going to propose a remake of the military that will make the republicans anxious and it'll ready has. it is proposing to reduce the army to a smaller sizes not seen since world war tear to killed the venerable playing in the military arsenal with the defense community with the defense industrial lobbying complex subset also proposing a big increase in transportation spending surface transportation from mass transit with the overhaul of the corporate tax code. those are the two most interesting things he will be proposing in a year with his budget it will be relatively quiet budget years. >> host: you write in your most recent column it is late when does it get released? >> the budget law requires the president to put out the budget by the first monday in february. that is why it is one month late. there is no penalty for
health care director kathleen king testified on capitol hill today but for the house energy and commerce subcommittee on health. the hearing looked into the role that centers for medicare and medicaid contractors play in the management of the medicare program to enhance the overall effectiveness and reduce waste fraud and abuse. kathleen king is joined by gao health care team director james cosgrove and hhs inspector general for evaluation. this is about an hour and 10 minutes. >> is subcommittee will come to order. the chair will recognize himself for an opening statement. in fiscal year 2014 the medicare program will cover nearly 54 million americans. and the congressional budget office cbo estimates that total medicare spending will be approximately 600 $3 billion. 591 billion of which will be spent on benefits. according to the department of health and human services fy2013 agency financial report the proper payment rate for medicare fee-for-service, f. f. s. was 10.1% last year. adding in the improper payments for part c and d with error rates of 11.4% and 3.1% respectively. imprope
with the range of internally policy like investments in clean energy, moving out greenhouse and being a local good governor as we prepare for the change. through fema to help state, local and tribal governments prepare and to include research data and unlocking information. and making sure we are investing in the right technology that is help water systems for example. multiple parts to that. >> last question on the budget. the ryan murray deal for 2014, shows 1012, fwhbut the budget ss the 1030. can you explain that? >> there are parts that have different technical places. the wild fire proposal in how we do the wild fire proposals is one of the example of the numbers you see in the budget. to go over the wild fire proposal, we believe the issue of wild fire financing in the united states isn't being done in the cost effective way. on an annual bases, when the wild fires start they end hollowing out the types of investments we need to make in the efforts in the space. they can't do planning and take money from other places. we should be investing. what happens is those monies get replenished
. energy sectors of the massive amount of corruption that takes place, those things have got to be dealt with. candidly one of the roles that the imf is best at playing has been that mechanism that helps force those changes without an outside 4825 forcing mechanism in this -- is on like the that the ukraine will be a will to -- it will take them strong, strong . >> the effort to attach the main veteran groups have come out against it. >> you know, i -- the senate to vote have been here seven years now. the senate has been on the verge of a death spiral for several months. when you have a leader -- and i said this directly. this is in his office. when you have of the year that is totally banned on ensuring that there is no debate you will find people using all kinds of avenues to try to bring something to the floor for debate it is beyond belief. it is the greatest deliberative body you have friends and ellis side of the aisle of just as frustrated as many it's reprehensible. reprehensible away the united states and operates. i think most of vino that i have done everything i can to reach
to do it. we are constraining the energy and an innovation and creativity the most amazing engine for discovery that the world has seen which is american science. >> dr. called and she said people are discouraged from coming forth because they don't think there will be the money there to form their project create icy dock your hodes and landis shaking their heads. if we had stayed on 3% growth initiated a harkin spectrum where would we be now add $40 billion? >> if you look at that curve of what the trajectory was prior to the 1998 doubling it was about a 3% growth rate and that's accounting for inflation the real growth in terms of purchasing power. it if we stayed on the earth we would he adjusted it $40 million. >> not only at the national institutes of aging but issued point out this could be a variety of institutes from dr. landis. here's my question. i understand you have an idea that if you took inflation plus 5% for four years we could get to where we ought to be. >> that would have you do the math carry nih to that 40 billion-dollar number and again that's a decision that
and they are devoting all available resources and energy to planning for many plausible contingencies. they're working in coordination with the electoral commission to strike the right balance, to increase participation without increasing the opportunities for fraud. on january 12th, the ministry of the interior issued its assessment of polling center security and concluded that 414 of the 6845 polling centers would be inaccessible on election day. since then the i.e. c added an additional 323 polling centers the iec c publicly released list of 675 polling centers with 21,663 polling stations across the country. the iec c does not intend to add any additional polling centers to the lies release of polling center list six weeks before the poll takes place mark as significant improvement over the 2009 elections. when the polling center list was released only days before the election. election monitoring and observation is the best ways to mitigate fraud and insure credibility of the electoral process. consistent with afghan responsibility for afghan elections, domestic observation efforts are being bols
energy is usually captivated. so these are very impressive and important. and there is a relationship between him and people like stokely carmichael who have seen him and stokely says famously that if you're going to help organize it as long as he can be on the front row when malcolm comes to speak and malcolm is debating. black social democratic activists, the main organizers of the march on washington and had spent time with the conscientious objectives and influence that vary greatly. and when he sees him speak and find out who that is, he says that is who i want to be when i grow up. so it's very interesting that we have debated this in 1961 and it's been hugely important because he is influenced but he's also listening to malcolm asked to become further radicalized a growing conscience. >> host: good afternoon and welcome to our in-depth program. this is our monthly program where we invite an author on to talk about his or her body of work. this month we have peniel joseph. his first book came out in 2006, waiting until the midnight hour and dark days and nights, from black power
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